Erik Ralston is a husband, father, Tri-Citizen, co-founder of Fuse Business & Community Accelerator, and Chief Architect at LiveTiles. Erik wants Tri-Cities, WA to be the best home for his three daughters by making it a world-class place for startups.
LiveTiles (ASX:LVT) is building the only Intelligent User Experience (IUX) platform in the world. With offices in New York, London, Sydney, Zurich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tri-Cities, WA, it's a global startup putting simple design tools in the hands of millions of students and enterprise employees. Erik has been the top technical leader of the product team since LiveTiles' launch in 2015.
Erik is co-founder and former board member of Fuse Business & Community Accelerator. Fuse is important for the future of Tri-Cities, providing a nexus where 21st century skills are accessible to every entrepreneur building new ideas. Fuse has birthed over 90 companies, created over 440 jobs, brought in over 6 million in investment, and generated over 14 million in revenue.
Erik holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Washington State University (WSU) where he studied human-computer interactions and neural networks. He has over 12 years of diverse software industry experience including: building enterprise web apps at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), international web consulting with Sitecore, and delivering mobile apps for B2B and B2C startups.